Understanding Strengths: Strengths Moderation

We have heard the phrase or a similar one, “His biggest strength is his biggest weakness”. But how can that be? Shouldn’t strengths and weaknesses be completely different? I mean if something is my strengths it always is right?

Understanding Strengths: What is What?

When speaking about strengths, it has the potential to cause confusion. When asked what your strengths are, some might answer with what their values are, what their talents are or their skills. Then how do these things differ from another?

Why Should I Discover My Strengths?

Maybe it’s happened to you before. You’re sitting in a job interview and suddenly your interviewer asks you what your strengths are. You probably thought about it before. But to what percentage was your answer driven by what you thought the other person wanted to hear? And to what percentage were these really YOUR strengths? And why is it important?

The Long Road to Your Self

At some point I read that we humans are the means of the universe to think about itself. Questions like, “Who am I?” or “What is the meaning of life” are phrases we use to explain ourselves and the world around us. Millions of years of evolution have taught us that everything that makes us up (body and mind) has a specific purpose. I firmly believe that one of our main tasks in life is to understand ourselves and our way and thereby help all people and living beings.

What’s YOUR Destination?

When was the last time you sat down and thought about your life? Have you taken the time to discuss where you want to go and what else you want to experience in your life? Now you might say, “I do that all the time” or “I have a plan for my life”. I still have one more question. How much of YOU is in it?

Investigating Emotions: An Experiment

In this article, I will continue writing about one of my side projects which is about emotions and how we can increase our emotion vocabulary and being able to handle our emotions in a healthy manner.

Investigating Emotions: Feeling Motivated

A while ago, I started another side project. While reading the great book “Permission to Feel” by Marc Brackett, I got excited about the prospect of having a method that helps you to identify your emotion and simultaneously broaden your emotion vocabulary. And although this is a long-term project, I will write about some of…

Workshop: Fight the Inner Critic

As part of me becoming self-employed and getting out there, I am going to offer a series of one hour-long workshops for free. This serves two purposes. It will help people during this time which for many is quite challenging. It will also help people to gain a better understanding what I do and what…

The Story of Two Wolves

A wile ago, I watched a short video which is a wonderful addition to my last post: A Different Voice. It is about an old Cherokee and his grandson. The story goes as follows: One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ”My son, the…

A Different Voice

We experience many different dialogues, discussion, and conversations in our lives. Some of them are nice, some of them are neutral, and some of them are not so nice. This is true for voices we hear in our external world but also in our internal word. However, our internal world is often negatively skewed. Many…